Links of Interest

“The Status Quo Does Not Need World-Building,” by Kate Elliot. Nicely said. “The more minimal the world building, the more the status quo is highlighted without anything needed to be said.

“Never Say You Can’t Survive: When Is It Okay To Write About Someone Else’s Culture or Experience?” by Charlie Jane Anders at A nice discussion on using a marginalized culture or experience in one’s writing. Discusses the ‘tour guide’ phenomenon of many readers seemingly preferring books written by white authors. Also mentions sensitivity readers.

“Set Truth on Stun: Reinmagining an Anti-Oppressive SF/F,” by Daniel Jose Older. Round table discussion on science fiction and fantasy, taking off from Nora Jemisin’s recent speech.

“SF Reading Protocols” by Jo Walton. A very interesting post on science-fiction reading skills.

Note for self (and writers): fabulous post by Aliette de Bodard including cultural diversity in your writing. Seriously awesome advice. Also useful for pinpointing why a particular characterization may bother me though I may be unable to articulate why.

Great post on four women authors and the writers who they admire:

Great post by Carrie Vaughn (Kitty Norville series) and a deconstruction of women in Urban fantasy:

Very interesting post on myth and storytelling by Melinda Snodgrass:

Similarly fascinating deconstruction of chicks with guns by Lilith Saintcrow:

Shelfinflicted, reviews written by a coalition of GR friends, casting their reading net over a wide variety of genres.

Busty Book Bimbo

Dangerous Dan’s Book Blog

Every Read Thing

Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud


James L. Thane

Kemper’s Book Blog

OCD Viewer

Only the Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

This Insignificant Cinder Amanda’s book reviews. An English teacher with a taste for hick-lit.

2 Responses to Links of Interest

  1. Busty Book Bimbo says:

    Love this idea! I’m stealing it! And I’m honored to be included 🙂

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